Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Malaria Matters

Malaria Matters is an e-learning course that follows the content of the document 'Guidelines for malaria prevention in travellers from the UK' which is written by the Health Protection Agency Advisory Committee for Malaria Prevention.  This document was updated in July 2014.  The course is divided into 5 sections plus a resources element at the end.  A certificate of completion can be obtained on successfully passing the assessment within the course.  It takes up to 6 hours to complete the learning which uses a variety of features including animation of the malaria lifecycle, a video of a malaria consultation and some interactive case studies.  For more details click on the image below or HERE

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Update for Immunisation Topics

Public Health England have just revised their excellent flow chart 'Vaccination of individuals with uncertain or incomplete immunisation status' which is an essential tool for anyone involved in immunisation.  Note the 'General principles' on the bottom left of the chart and links to the 'Green Book' and also 'other country schedules' just under the title on the form.  To access click on the image below and also available on my immunisation resources page here (item no. 5)

Public Health England have also published a document entitled 'Revised recommendation for the administration of more than one live vaccine'.   Previous general guidance that live vaccines should be given on the same day or at least 4 weeks apart' is no longer a general statement.  We saw change in this policy when the Green Book chapter on yellow fever was updated in April 2014.  This new document explains the rationale and provides a comprehensive table of the vaccine combinations and new recommendations.  To see the full document click HERE 

Below is the summary chart but please also read the full document.